Young Frankenstein

Humor is ALIIIIIIIVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEE in 1974’s Young Frankenstein written by Gene Wilder and Mel Brooks; and directed by Mel Brooks. A bold and controversial choice that maybe cemented both artists in the Hollywood hall of fame (metaphorical–I don’t know if there is actually a Hollywood HOF but there is one in my heart).

This is the last movie in the 9-disc 9-movie leather belt Mel Brooks Blu-ray collection. It’s been a ride.

This is, ostensibly, the better movie poster. There’s a lot to be said about the art of movie posters. There are periods and movements within those periods and I don’t think many, if any, are painted anymore but instead come from stills and stock photography with a heaping dose of graphic design. This one is better in the inclusion of the actors but, in my opinion (which is bad) worse in the placement of said actors at the bottom with Madeline Kahn’s Elizabeth seeming the most out of place of the three. And making Peter Boyle blue was a bold choice because the movie is in black and white. I’m wondering if this is fan-made or perhaps a later revision that came out with the home video release.

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